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Goof on the Roof (1953)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  3 December 1953 (USA)
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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They ... See full summary »

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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They decide to install the TV themselves and save the money for a wedding present. Shemp keeps on slipping on soap and having his head dunked in a bucket of water while cleaning the house. Larry totally wrecks the wall by setting it on fire and turning it into swiss cheese with a hammer. Shemp takes apart the TV and while installing the antenna, falls and breaks it. The friend comes back, married, and when his fat wife sees the house, she leaves him. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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The last original short where Clyde Bruckman worked with the Stooges. See more »

Goofs

The side of the feather duster being pulled moves, but the other side does not, even though they are supposed to be connected. See more »

Quotes

Shemp: [after Moe shoves the door into Shemp]
[to Moe]
Shemp: Hey, why don't you watch where you're going?
Moe: [to Shemp] Relax. I give you a hand as soon as I finish eating this jelly sandwich. I can't work on an empty stomach.
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Moe: Shaddup and finish your job.
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One of the best... but
24 September 2011 | by (Sunderland, MA) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of my favorite stooge shorts. The premise is one of my favorites: the boys take on tools and other inanimate objects. You know when this happens that nothing will ever go right! The short is one stooge delight after another. The only problem with it is the ending. It's one of the dumbest endings in stooge history and has nothing to do with the rest of the film. It's a shame that such a great short is marred in this way, and that you can't leave it on a note of hilarity. You'd think they could have come up with something much better.

But, all things considered, it's an excellent stooge short and the laughs don't stop.


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